Today we have a science fiction adventure that, while also fanciful, was produced during a time when rocketry and space were entering into the public consciousness as part of a viable future of science and technology. Dan Dare, a famous and lavishly drawn strip from the UK which appeared in the weekly Eagle paper, represented that interest.
This particular strip is from Eagle Annual #7 (no date, but I estimate about 1957). It was beautifully drawn and painted by Frank Hampson. You can read more about Hampson and his creation, even see a British Pathé short feature on him, in the link provided under these scans to a 2011 Pappy's post.
More Hampson Dan Dare and the promised video. Just click on the thumbnail.